BOTOX® Cosmetic (Injectable Wrinkle Relaxer) - La Jolla, San Diego, CA*

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Thanks to its effectiveness at temporarily relaxing the muscles that cause dynamic facial wrinkles, BOTOX has established itself as one of the most sought-after nonsurgical aesthetic treatments in the country. At La Jolla Plastic Surgery, you can reduce the appearance of your crow's feet, frown lines, and the horizontal lines between the brows often called "worry lines" with BOTOX (approved for cosmetic use by the Food and Drug Administration). When administered by a skilled injector like triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo, BOTOX injections target specific nerves that control the movement of facial muscles that we use to make expressions. Once the muscle is calm, the expressive or dynamic wrinkle in the skin will be smoother and less obvious.

Injectable dermal fillers complement BOTOX injections by smoothing wrinkles and restoring volume to areas around the mouth and under the eyes. Juvéderm, Belotero Balance, and Restylane are the most popular fillers available at La Jolla Plastic Surgery in San Diego. Combining fillers with BOTOX can give patients a refreshed appearance that will last for months or even years with periodic fine-tuning.

Procedure Technique

The overused and repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting are one of the causes of frown lines and crow’s feet, also called dynamic wrinkles. Your provider will inject these muscles with Botox to minimize muscle activity. You will notice results within 1-2 days. The effects typically wear off in 4-5 months, but you can schedule re-injections to maintain your results.

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Recovery Time  
Average Procedure Time  
15-30 Minutes
Post-op Follow-up  
4-5 Months
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What is BOTOX?

Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet in adults. Botox contains small amounts of a highly purified protein. The safety and efficacy of Botox Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials and 417 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals.


Following the treatment, you can resume your daily activities. Your provider may give you specific aftercare instructions. It is best if you don’t touch your face for the rest of the day to avoid spreading the injection to unwanted areas. It is also best to keep your head elevated by sleeping propped up on pillows.

Treatment Savings?

You can earn points through the Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program to save on Botox treatments. You are able to earn points in the office on each BOTOX Cosmetic treatment that can be redeemed towards future treatments. You can also earn points when you shop online at your favorite retailers through the Brilliant Distinctions mall.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.